Criminal defense is a helpful legal option that many individuals take advantage of after being charged with alleged criminal activity. This route ensures that parties must be proved guilty before they can be convicted of a crime. If an individual has been charged with theft or other allegations, he or she will likely want to defend against those charges as the case moves forward.
It was recently reported that multiple individuals were taken into custody in Colorado for alleged theft and drug crimes. Reports indicated that authorities had apparently located a stolen vehicle and were watching the vehicle when three individuals got into it. Police then allegedly approached the vehicle and detained the individuals. They then searched the vehicle and a motel room that was apparently related to the situation.
Officers allegedly discovered stolen property, methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia. As a result, one individual was charged with motor vehicle theft, and another party was charged for possession of a controlled substance. It was not mentioned whether the third individual was charged in relation to the situation. An investigation into the alleged illegal activity is currently ongoing.
Theft and drug charges can lead to severe punishments if the accused parties are convicted of those allegations. However, individuals have the opportunity to defend against such charges in a court of law. Therefore, they may wish to gather information relating to Colorado court proceedings that are related to their cases as well as consider discussing their options with any legal counsel that they believe will be appropriate for the situation.
Source: fox21news.com, “Three arrested on drug, motor vehicle theft charges in Colorado Springs“, Angela Case, June 29, 2015